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Catastrophe and the life span of coral reefs
(20120201)A strong earthquake in the western Caribbean in 2009 had a catastrophic impact on uncemented, unconsolidated coral reefs in the central sector of the shelf lagoon of the Belizean barrier reef. In a set of 21 reef sites ... 
Feeding preferences of a generalist saltmarsh crab: Relative importance of multiple plant traits
(199809)Few studies have evaluated the relative importance of multiple plant traits to herbivore diet choice, especially with an experimental approach. Moreover, although circumstantial evidence points to plant toughness and silica ... 
Impacts of climate variability and human colonization on the vegetation of the Galápagos Islands
(20120803)A highresolution (29 year sampling interval) fossil pollen record from the Galapagos Islands, which spans the last 2690 years, reveals considerable ecosystem stability. Vegetation changes associated with independently ... 
The functional extinction of Andean megafauna
(20160919)Controversy exists over the cause and timing of the extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna. In the tropical Andes, deglaciation and associated rapid climate change began ∼8,000 years before human arrival, providing an ... 
Island life and isolation: The population genetics of Pacific Wrens on the North Pacific Rim
(20170208)Conservation of intraspecific variation is a growing focus of conservation biology. Island populations can make up a large portion of the variation of widespread species, as they are often isolated and exhibit differences ... 
Hamiltonian formulation of induced gravity in two dimensions
(19891015)A Hamiltonian formulation of the theory of induced gravity in two dimensions is constructed. This formulation differs from previous efforts in that the formalism is covariant under all relevant transformation groups. In ... 
Gaussian reference fluid and interpretation of
(19910115)The of vacuum geometrodynamics is turned into a Schrödinger equation by imposing the normal Gaussian coordinate conditions with s and then restoring the coordinate invariance of the action by parametrization. This procedure ... 
Existence of pseudo almost automorphic solutions for the heat equation with Sppseudo almost automorphic coefficients
(20090817)We obtain the existence of pseudo almost automorphic solutions to the Ndimensional heat equation with Sppseudo almost automorphic coefficients. 
Measurement of electroweakinduced production of Wγ with two jets in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings
(20170720)A measurement of electroweakinduced production of Wγ and two jets is performed, where the W boson decays leptonically. The data used in the analysis correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1 collected by the CMS ... 
Analytic variational method for Hamiltonian lattice gauge theory in 3 + 1 dimensions
(19900315)We present an analytic d in 3 + 1 dimensions for Hamiltonian lattice gauge theory. This method is based on Batrouni's meanplaquette method and space integration. The Abelianized Bianchi identities are used and a detailed ... 
Perturbations of gravitational instantons
(19900115)Ashtekar's spinorial formulation of general relativity is used to study perturbations of gravitational instantons corresponding to finiteaction solutions of the Euclidean Einstein equations (with a nonzero cosmological ... 
Amazonian exploitation revisited: Ecological asymmetry and the policy pendulum
(20071001)The influence of preColumbian human populations on Amazonian ecosystems is being actively debated. The longstanding view that Amazonia was only minimally impacted by human actions has been challenged, and a new paradigm ... 
Existence of solutions for discontinuous functional equations and elliptic boundaryvalue problems
(2002)We prove existence results for discontinuous functional equations in general Lpspaces and apply these results to the solvability of implicit and explicit elliptic boundaryvalue problems involving discontinuous nonlinearities. ... 
Twopoint boundary value problems for higherorder linear differential equations with strong singularities
(20060103)For strongly singular higherorder linear differential equations together with twopoint conjugate and rightfocal boundary conditions, we provide easily verifiable best possible conditions which guarantee the existence ... 
Constant sign and nodal solutions for problems with the pLaplacian and a nonsmooth potential using variational techniques
(20090123)We consider a nonlinear elliptic equation driven by the pLaplacian with a nonsmooth potential (hemivariational inequality) and Dirichlet boundary condition. Using a variational approach based on nonsmooth critical point ... 
An approximation approach to eigenvalue intervals for singular boundary value problems with sign changing and superlinear nonlinearities
(20091026)This paper studies the eigenvalue interval for the singular boundary value problem u″ = g (t, u) + λ h (t, u), t ∈(0, 1),u (0) = 0 = u (1), where g + h may be singular at u = 0, t = 0, 1, and may change sign and be superlinear ... 
Fixed point theorems for convexpower condensing operators relative to the weak topology and applications to volterra integral equations
(20120622)In this paper we present new fixed point theorems for weakly sequentially continuous mappings which are convexpower condensing relative to a measure of weak noncompactness. Our fixed point results extend and improve several ... 
LOW FREQUENCY NEARSHORE CURRENT FLUCTUATIONS ON FLORIDA'S CENTRAL EAST COAST
(1979)Nearshore current measurements in 10 m of water off Hutchinson Island on Florida's central east coast were obtained over 40 da. Data analyses reveal independent alongshore and crosshelf systems of suhinertial waves ...